An excerpt of The Merchant and the Clergyman is available to read thru Amazon’s Kindle Scout program. PLEASE click on the link which will take you to the campaign page, read and nominate it before Sept. 4. If our title receives high marks, it may be selected by Amazon for publication (earning the Thor’s Hammer of the Amazon Machine to back it). If not, we’ll be self publishing as usual. THANKS in advance for your support.
A village clergyman Curate James Fletcher is content shepherding his parishioners through the good and bad times of their lives. If he sometimes dreams of making a deeper connection with a man who truly knows everything about him, it is an impulse he ignores and sublimates.
A workaholic businessman Declan Shaw solves problems at his family’s far-flung business enterprises. Recently, he’s considered taking a break from traveling to settle in one place and pursue a few desires of his own. He’d love to explore his secret love of cooking, and perhaps have a relationship that lasts longer than a night.
The event that brings them together In town for his cousin’s wedding, Declan meets James just as he’s bested the annoying groom. Intrigued by the mild-mannered cleric’s surprising grit, Declan asks James to help him discover if his aunt is being mistreated by her spouse. As their paths repeatedly cross, the two men reach an intersection of attraction they can’t ignore. Will they take the forbidden trail of passion and perhaps continue to travel together into the future?